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Etymology of the English word circuit

the English word circuit
derived from the French word circuit
derived from the Latin word circuitus (going round; patrol, circuit; revolution, spinning, rotation)
derived from the Latin word circuire (encircle, surround; border)
derived from the Latin word ire (to go; go, walk; march)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *ei-

Date

The earliest known usage of circuit in English dates from the 14th century.

Derivations in English

circuiter, circuitry, circuity, microcircuit

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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